Like many other parents we are looking into both renewing the school uniform shoes and also purchase spring and summer shoes, trainers and sandals for the coming season. A day off or half term is the perfect occasion, to measure your child’s feet and to have a look around for new shoes. We have previously talked about shoe fitting and we strongly believe this is something you can safely do at home.
Let the child stand bare feet on a A4 sheet of paper, draw around the foot with a pencil. Then repeat with the other foot. Measure the length and choose the longest measurement to determine the size and check it against a chart.
I use this children and adult shoe chart by Wikipedia to find a general size. However both the length and width of the shoe varies from brand to brand and also with different styles. The shop will be able to tell you if the style and brand will be suitable for a narrow, normal or wide foot and also give you the exact measurements of the inner length.
I always add 1.2-1.5 cm to the length of the foot to allow space for movement and growth. As both the quality and the fit is important I tend to buy the brands that I already know online.
Picture shows a pair of classic brown leather boots by Pom Pom Sko, Made from high quality soft leather and with lace-up fastening. Making this boot both kind to little feet and the choice for stylish kids, perfect for mild spring days and cool summer evenings and the neutral colour make them easy to combine with any outfit.
Do you buy shoes online, and do you have any good online shops for shoes you would like to recommend?